“I absolutely scored my pants off,” he said. “I have a great short game and even I'll say it was special this week.”
There was a bunker hole-out for birdie on No. 2 and a par putt that found the heart of the cup on 17, but in between was a shot that defined his week. After a pulled tee shot on the par-3 13th hole, Todd found his ball nestled next to a tree, where he wouldn’t have a stance to take a swing at it.
So he turned around and hit it lefty.
Using the back of his clubface, Todd knocked the chip to 7 feet and sank the putt, one of eight closing pars for the round.
“The only thing I could say I drew on is my brother-in-law is left handed and I putted with his left-handed putter before and I'm pretty good at it,” he explained. “So I tried to use that stroke.”
A first-time PGA Tour champion, Todd didn’t take long to list the best part about claiming a win.
“Going to Augusta for the Masters is a dream come true. Going to the University of Georgia, we got to play there once a year in college and that's a special place, so excited about that.”